Archive for the ‘censorship’ Category

A recent investigation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by freedominfo.org and the National Security Archive found: One telling fact is that a key transparency policy document is itself a secret. The Board of Governors has never officially announced, or disclosed, its 1996 decision to release its documents after two years. Also symbolizing IAEA […]


Historically, censorship has been employed by the U.S. government as a shield to restrict specific categories of information during war. For example, the Office of Censorship’s Code of Wartime Practices (1945) requested that publishers and broadcasters refrain from communicating information on weapons, “military intelligence,” and casualties during WWII.  Nuclear weapons fell under this type of […]


A terrible scan but readable, Medical Aspects of Atomic Weapons was prepared for the National Security Resources Board by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S Atomic Energy Commission, or AEC (Washington, DC, 1950: SuDoc Pr 33.702:At 7). Medical Aspects is an interesting doc in comparison with the almost bland Handbook Of Atomic Weapons For Medical Officers (June, […]